The Oddmire: Changeling (Book#1) by William Ritter ~ Book Review

Book Description:

Magic is fading from the Wild Wood. To renew it, goblins must perform an ancient ritual involving the rarest of their kind—a newborn changeling. But when the fateful night arrives to trade a human baby for a goblin one, something goes terribly wrong. After laying the changeling in a human infant’s crib, the goblin Kull is briefly distracted from his task. By the time he turns back, the changeling has already perfectly mimicked the human child. Too perfectly: Kull cannot tell them apart. Not knowing which to bring back, he leaves both babies behind.

Tinn and Cole are raised as human twins, neither knowing what secrets may be buried deep inside one of them. Then when they are twelve years old, a mysterious message arrives, calling the brothers to be heroes and protectors of magic. The boys must leave behind their sleepy town of Endsborough and risk their lives in the Wild Wood, crossing the perilous Oddmire swamp and journeying through the Deep Dark to reach the goblin horde and discover who they truly are.

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About the Author:

WILLIAM RITTER is an Oregon educator and author of the New York Times bestselling Jackaby series. He is the proud father of the two bravest boys in the Wild Wood, and husband to the indomitable Queen of the Deep Dark.

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Review (by Parker):

The Oddmire is a unique book that gives young readers a new fantasy world to explore and learn about through the eyes that live there.The main characters Tinn and Cole love to mess around and are very mischievous they have such a great bond with each other and their mom. But there is one thing that gets them wondering. Which one is a changeling and which one is a normal human boy? A changeling is a goblin that replicates another human at a very young age all the goblins must do is place the changeling beside the human baby and take the human away. After the changeling has been with the humans it turns back into a goblin and returns to the goblin horde. But what happens when you leave the changeling and human together and forget which one is which. Will the forest die without the changeling coming back? There is still hope that one of the goblins ,named Kull who started the mess, can get the changeling back to horde and restore magic in the Wild Wood. It may sound easy but many different creepy creatures live in the Wild Wood. This book would probably be best suited with kids aged 8-13. Out of 5 stars I’d give a rating of 4.5 as the book gives you plenty of details of what is happening. It’s a real page turner for sure!

~*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*~


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